“From this project, I learned how to be more organized, but I also learned valuable life skills in communicating, leadership, and other people skills,” said Amanda, a 2013 graduate of Austin High School. “I also learned that if I set a goal for myself I am very capable of attaining it, and even surpassing it.”
“I chose this project because I was helping a friend do her gold project at the museum and I realized there was a great need of help at the museum,” said Amanda. “I thought I could help by using my artistic skills.”
For her project, Amanda led a team of fifteen volunteers in revitalizing the Rosenberg Train Museum’s “education station.” She repainted the walls, adding a mural, created artwork for the walls, painted a chalk board, made curtains and created a display for children’s artwork to provide a safe, clean learning environment.
“Amanda and her volunteers did a great job on the room,” said Janet and Kevin Beaver, Amanda’s parents. “When she began it was not a room I would want for a learning environment. It was dirty and ugly and dark. The makeover of the room was unbelievable. It is clean and a great environment for the kids. She learned how to coordinate her volunteers and be responsible.”
Amanda was a member of Girl Scouts for 12 years. At Austin High School she was a member of National Honor Society, cross country, the swim and water polo teams and has earned the Swimming All District Academic Award. She plans to attend college following graduation to study nutrition.